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I have posted my old Gentoo inputrc largely so I don't lose it. The one that comes with Ubuntu sucks. This one fixes PageUp / PageDown to scroll through bash history. And it fixes the Delete key to delete rather than belch out a ~. I don't understand why these things aren't fixed by default on all distros. Is it backwards compatibility? Are there really enough people using keyboards without a Delete key that the rest of us should suffer? Or maybe I'm missing something, which is very possible.

November 20, 2006 @ 11:02 AM PST
Cateogory: Linux


Quoth Ben on January 09, 2007 @ 12:37 AM PST

The delete key worked on every ubuntu install I ever did.

Quoth Brian on January 09, 2007 @ 1:47 AM PST

I recall it not working when I tried Ubuntu a long time ago (years). I can't recall if it worked this year when I installed again, because I immediately replaced .inputrc.

It currently still does not work in Debian by default (as of a few months ago when I installed it, anyways).